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There are several distinct sources of the Moor surname in Ireland. Most of the name find their roots with the Anglo-Norman "Strongbow" invasion of the 12th century. Many of these became de Mora. Others derived from the Old Irish "O Mordha," from the word "mordha," meaning "stately," or "noble." The English surname Moor is derived from the personal name "More," which is itself derived from the Old French word "maur," meaning "Moor."

Moor Early Origins



The surname Moor was first found in Leicestershire, before the name had made its way to Ireland; their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Moor Spelling Variations


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Moor Spelling Variations



It was found during an investigation of the origins of the name Moor that church officials and medieval scribes often spelled the name as it sounded. This practice lead to a single person's being documented under many spelling variations. The name Moor has existed in the various shapes: Moore, More, Moor, O'More, Moores, Mores, McMore, Moire, Moare, MacMoore, McMoir, Moir, Moors, O'Moore, O'Moire, McMoare, MacMoir, MacMoare, Mooer and many more.

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Moor Early History


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Moor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moor research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1627, 1621, 1730, 1822, 1791, 1729, 1799, 1795, 1557, 1600, 1655, 1641, 1620, 1655, 1641, 1767, 1799, 1798, 1706, 1700 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Moor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moor Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family up to this time was Rory O'More (d. 1557) and his son Rory Og O'More, who were both Irish leaders in the wars against the English (Tudor) Kings; Rory O'Moore (Roger O'Moore, O'More, Sir Roger Moore) (c.1600-1655), an Irish landowner of ancient lineage, most notable for being...

Another 81 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the 1840s, Ireland experienced a mass exodus to North America due to the Great Potato Famine. These families wanted to escape from hunger and disease that was ravaging their homeland. With the promise of work, freedom and land overseas, the Irish looked upon British North America and the United States as a means of hope and prosperity. Those that survived the journey were able to achieve this through much hard work and perseverance. Early immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name Moor:

Moor Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Moor, who landed in New Hampshire in 1630
  • Henry Moor, who landed in Maryland in 1649
  • Jane Moor, who landed in Maryland in 1652-1653
  • Roger Moor, who landed in Maryland in 1652-1653
  • Ann Moor, who landed in Maryland in 1652-1653
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moor Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margaret Moor, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Rebecca Moor, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Gilbert Moor, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Andreas Moor, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Henrich Moor, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gabriel Moor, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • James Moor, aged 23, arrived in Delaware in 1812
  • Samuel D Moor, aged 27, landed in New York, NY in 1821
  • Lewis Moor, aged 22, landed in America in 1822
  • Johannes Moor, who arrived in Texas in 1840-1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moor Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Mosa Moor U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 he served in Jessups Rangers [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Thomas Moor U.E. who settled in Kingston, Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. William Moor U.E. who settled in Adolphus Town [Adolphustown], Ontario c. 1786 he was in the Works, Engineers Department [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Moor Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Richard Moor, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1825
  • Mary Mullany Moor, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1831

Moor Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Moor, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  • Christopher Moor arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Lowry" in 1848
  • Rebecca Moor, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"

Moor Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Moor, aged 34, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Rimutaka" in 1886
  • Henry R. Moor, aged 11, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Rimutaka" in 1886
  • Thomas Moor, aged 10, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Rimutaka" in 1886
  • Emma M. Moor, aged 8, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Rimutaka" in 1886
  • Annie M. Moor, aged 4, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Rimutaka" in 1886
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Moor (post 1700)



  • Wyman Bradbury Seavy Moor (1811-1869), American politician and lawyer, United States Senator from Maine in 1848
  • Terry Moor (b. 1952), American former tennis player
  • Drew Moor (b. 1984), American professional soccer player
  • William Moor (b. 1765), English sailor and explorer associated with the Hudsonís Bay Company
  • Ian John Moor (b. 1974), English singer
  • Henry Moor (1809-1877), English lawyer and politician who emigrated to Australia in 1842 where he became Mayor of Melbourne (1842-1854)
  • George Raymond Dallas Moor VC, MC & Bar (1896-1918), Australian soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for his actions on 5th June, 1915
  • Edward Moor (1771-1848), British soldier and Indologist, known for his book The Hindu Pantheon, Fellow of the Royal Society in 1806
  • Davey Ray Moor, Australian-born, England-based songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer
  • Benedict "Ben" Moor (b. 1969), English comedy writer and actor
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Moor Historic Events


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Moor Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mrs. Beila Moor, aged 29, Russian Third Class passenger from Romania who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 14
  • Master Meier Moor, aged 7, Russian Third Class passenger from Romania who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 14

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Conlan-a-bu
Motto Translation: Conlan forever.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828

Other References

  1. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  2. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  3. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  6. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
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The Moor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moor Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 22 November 2016 at 13:08.

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